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Big TMCs Hire Familiar Lobbyist As Public Policy Encroaches, Uncertainty Persists

American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and other large travel management companies banded together and engaged Monument Advocacy, a Washington lobby group. They want…

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Buyers Welcome Delta’s New No-Hassle Name Changes On Corporate Tickets

Delta Air Lines informed corporate accounts last week that it would allow no-fee name changes on unused tickets and ease the process of applying credits…

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Sabre Thinks About Applying For Government Lending

[UPDATE, May 8, 2020: Sabre opted not to pursue financial relief via the CARES Act loan program for the aviation industry. Following a $1.1 billion…

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Southwest ‘Still Evaluating’ TMC Strategy Ahead Of Expanded GDS Participation, Expected By June

Southwest Airlines expects next quarter to add virtually all its fares and inventory to Travelport’s Apollo and Worldspan global distribution systems, in accordance with its…

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Travelport’s Webb: Prior Management Was ‘Picking Around The Edges Without Solving The Bigger Issue’ Of Consolidating Tech

After Travelport declined to comment for a Jan. 22 article about rationalizing its core systems, the company’s board approved funding for that purpose. Travelport then…

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As Airline Distribution Evolves, Where Does That Leave Sabre’s System For Corporate Contracting?

The preeminent mechanism for crunching data on corporate deals may be getting long in the tooth. Airlines weren’t totally comfortable when the independent company that…

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Economist: Slow Pace Of NDC Through GDSs Isn’t Surprising, GDSs Dominate Because TMCs Need Them

Wilmington, Del. — Global distribution systems dominate indirect air travel distribution because travel agencies don’t want it another way. So it’s not unexpected to find…

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